NY GOVERNOR LINKED TO PROSTITUTION RING

Published on: March 10, 2008
NY GOVERNOR LINKED TO PROSTITUTION RING

Eliot Spitzer, New York's Governor, apologized Monday for his involvement in a prostitution ring scandal. Spitzer did not answer any questions in regard to the allegations he paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl, but he did say, "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family."

Spitzer also said, "I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family."

According to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, Spitzer was one of four people allegedly caught on a federal wiretap as part of an investigation into a ring known as the Emperors Club VIP.